Volunteers are being asked to help break new ground at the St Andrews Botanic Gardens on
Sunday, May 22nd from 11:00 – 2:00 in an effort to create a community food growing space.
“Just as from small acorns do mighty oaks grow this first session will be about laying out and planting
up a range of vegetables that will available for the community to care for and harvest throughout
the year” said Transition’s Edible St Andrews worker, Andrea Roach. With interest in community
growing projects rising all the time this new space will be open to community groups and individuals
to enjoy working and growing together.
The new community food growing site is part of a space at the back entrance of St Andrews
Botanic Garden’s that will be developed over the next year through volunteer effort and funding
from the Climate Challenge Fund. The Low Carbon Community Hub project will include a Skillshare
shed and a vegetable garden with the aim of reducing St Andrews’ carbon emissions and developing
strong community links.
Volunteers are invited to come along and get involved in the development of the site and
help plant out the first crop of vegetables that were sown by the Transitions’ Edible Campus team in
their greenhouse shared with St Andrews in Bloom. There will also be a craft tent, seed
propagating, refreshments and the opportunity to share ideas for the exciting new project.
For more information please email Ali : firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrea: ar252@st-